Katsanzaira Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa


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SKU: mbiras-40301 Category:


6 1/2″ (16.5 cm) +/- 1/8″ wide board with 7″ (18 cm) key spread, 24-key mbira with metal beads on a wire for gentle buzz, and wired construction, sweet sound. Katsanzaira tuning is a very sweet high pitched Dorian mode tuning, pitch of lowest note about E flat. Katsanzaira means the sound of the first gentle rain before a storm.

Note: Photo is typical of this maker and tuning, however each mbira is individually handmade and may look slightly different.

Additional information

Title Katsanzaira Mbira made by Charles Ruhukwa
SKU mbiras-40301
Product Format


Mbira Tuning